Jared Butler

Updated as of 4/15/2021, scouting report written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-3
Weight: 195
College: Butler
Classification: Junior
Birthdate: 8/25/1999

2021 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 15
Projected Draft Range: Mid to Late 1st Round

Pros:

Very good shooter, especially from deep
Crafty scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Prolific scorer
Solid playmaker
Adequate rebounder for his size
Solid defender
Solid athlete

Cons:

Lacks an elite first step off the dribble
Can be too scoring focused on offense
Can be careless on offense, which can lead to turnovers
Can be undisciplined defensively
Not a true point guard, but is undersized to play the two

Summary:

Jared Butler is an agile, skilled point guard that can shoot and score the basketball.  He had a terrific junior season, and he had a dominant, 30-point, 8 assist performance in which he made 7 threes in a win over Kansas on January 18th.

He’s not an explosive athlete, but he gets to where he needs to with the basketball.  He recently scored 22 points and had 7 assists to lead his team to a win over Gonzaga to help his team win the 2021 National Championship.  Butler’s strong offensive skills, combined with his high basketball IQ and solid defensive skills could enable him to be a very good value pick for a team in the mid to late first round range of the 2021 draft.

Links:

RealGM Profile

ESPN Draft Profile

NBADraft.Net Profile

Games Scouted:

11/8/19 Baylor vs. Washington
1/29/20 Baylor vs. Iowa State
3/2/20 Baylor vs. Texas Tech
1/18/21 Baylor vs. Kansas
1/30/21 Baylor vs. Auburn
2/2/21 Baylor vs. Texas
3/12/21 Baylor vs. Oklahoma State
3/27/21 Baylor vs. Villanova
3/29/21 Baylor vs. Arkansas
4/3/21 Baylor vs. Houston
4/5/21 Baylor vs. Gonzaga

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